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Pattern, Fitting, Balance and body shape


Pattern, Fitting, Balance and body shape
« on: March 19, 2017, 01:49:24 AM »

For those interested in the Why as well as the what to do when you make fitting adjustments to a pattern

Lovely video demo of using the idea of balance to adjust (fit) a pattern to shape rather than just measurements [size=78%][/size]

And an example for making an adjustment at the side seam/armhole - [size=78%][/size]

When your fitting adjustments have been made, you double check that seam lines and notches and joins match so that you don't pull the balance off.
Finalising [size=78%][/size]

« Last Edit: March 19, 2017, 01:52:26 AM by Morgan »


Re: Pattern, Fitting, Balance and body shape
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2017, 09:47:04 AM »
Thanks Morgan.  I've bookmarked the armhole balance article in particular.  After an FBA and narrow back adjustment, the armhole (should that be armscye?) on my garments often looks like a dog's dinner and I have difficulty getting a good result setting in the sleeve.